Museum of the Moon is an innovative artwork on tour by UK artist Luke Jerram.
Comprising of seven meters in diameter, the moon of this museum features 120dpi detailed NASA descriptions of the lunar surface. The most interesting thing about this museum is that over its lifetime, it will be displayed numerous times in different ways both indoors and outdoors. This will give an altering experience to the visitors with interpretation of the artwork. The museum will travel from place to place and gather new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.
The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surrounds sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. Each venue also programs its own series lunar inspired events under the moon.
Museum of the Moon has been created by a number of creative organizations coming together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. The artwork has been formed in partnership with the University of Bristol, UK Space Agency and The Association for Science and Discovery Centers.
Museum of the Moon will be displayed at various art & science exhibitions and music and light festivals across the world in the coming years. As the artwork tours, new audio compositions will be produced and performed by various established composers and musicians, so adding to the Museum of the Moon collection.
Scienceworks, Melbourne, Australia, 1 December 2018 – 28 April 2019
Life Science Centre, Newcastle, UK, 2 February – 6 May
The Collection Museum, Lincoln, UK, 2 March – 28 April
Limerick, Ireland, 15 – 22 March.
BLIK BLIK Festival, Pilsen, Czech Republic, 25 March – 1 April
Joondalup Festival, Australia, 5 – 7 April
The Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, USA, opens 21st April (end date TBC)
Florence, South Carolina, USA, 26 April – 8 May
Lille3000, France, 27 April – 8 September
Ingelheim, Germany, 3 – 5 May
Brighton, UK, 17 – 19 May
Natural History Museum, London, 17 May – 8 September
Big Bang Festival, France, 17 – 18 May
Ely Cathedral Science Festival, UK, 18 May – 9 June
Bell Museum, Minnesota, USA, 20 May – 8 June
Dorset Moon, UK, 28 – 30 June; 5 – 6 July; 12 – 14 July
Shepparton Winter Festival, Australia, 22 June
Festival Viva Cité, France, 28 to 30 June
Birmingham, UK, 12 – 14 July
Rhode Island, USA, 8 – 29 July
Bluedot, UK, 18 – 21 July
Dorchester, UK, 19 – 21 July
Cork, Ireland, 19 – 23 July
Armagh, Northern Ireland, 20th July
Milwaukee, USA, 9 – 11 Aug
Derby Cathedral, UK, 16 September – 6 October
Ironbridge Gorge Museum, UK, 21 October – 10 November
The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, USA, 1 – 22 Dec